Maryland Terrapins Look to Shake Up George Washington at BB&T Classic


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Teams: Maryland Terrapins (5-3) vs. George Washington Colonials (7-1)

Where: Verizon Center | Washington D.C.

Tip-Off: 3:30PM

Watch: MASN

A Sweet Victory

Mark Turgeon got a win for the Terps on Friday evening and it was a little more sweet than most.

George Mason head coach Paul Hewitt, George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan, and the Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon all took part in a milkshake creation contest at Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown to set the stage for Sunday’s BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center.

Turgeon’s “Turtle Shake” — which was named by his wife — was selected by the entire panel of judges as the winner.

The winning ingredients included turtle chocolate, caramel vanilla and frozen custard. The “Turtle Shake” will be available for everyone to enjoy all throughout December at Good Stuff Eatery.

All proceeds from the milkshake competition as well as the BB&T Classic will benefit the Children’s Charities Foundation.

Previewing The Game

The Maryland Terrapins will  look to bounce back  from their loss to Ohio State on Wednesday against a very talented George Washington squad tomorrow.

The Colonials only loss this season came from #25 Marquette. They have a victory over a top-25 team in #20 Creighton and have taken down Miami in OT.

They come into Sunday’s match-up averaging 8o.3 points per game while the Terps are only averaging 72.5 points per game.

Senior guard Maurice Creek and senior forward Isaiah Armwood are two key players for the Colonials, as they average 15.3 and 14.4 points per game.

Maryland will look to figure out their turnover problems as they are still without a “true” point guard as they await Seth Allen’s return in January. The Terps are averaging 14 turnovers per game.

Jake Layman should bounce back from a surprising two-point effort against the Buckeyes on Wednesday. Layman is Maryland’s leading scorer with 14.6 points per game.

If Maryland plays well and takes care of the ball, they should earn their sixth win of the season against George Washington.

Go Terps!